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Emerson Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:39 PM
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"I was in Baghdad, it was fine. It was pretty ok"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:39 PM by Emerson
This is what a cspan "I'm with bush all the way" caller said. He said he was a soldier that was in Baghdad and VERY casually and almost enthusiastically said "It was fine. It was pretty ok" when he was asked how it was.

Am I right to suspect the caller was never actually in Baghdad?
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 PM
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1. They've been caught in a ton of lies already,
so why not?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:48 PM
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6. Yeah what's a few more.... Never believe a word of anything they have
to say anymore. Anything that smells of repuke is a lie!
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:42 PM
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2. He probably commanded a Xerox copier machine
deep in the bowels of Centcom HQ. Rarely peeped over the cyclone fencing at the land beyond the fortified Green Zone.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:55 PM
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9. Might see the Green Zone if Tampa has a bar by that name...
"Headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands assigned operational control of U.S. combat forces"

http://www.centcom.mil/aboutus/centcom.htm


That always cracked me up...a bunch of the "broad coalition" got credit on shrub's list for being partners when their contribution was sending a handful of guys to Tampa. :eyes:

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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:42 PM
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3. A few possibilities
a.) He was never in Baghdad, or Iraq for that matter

b.) He was in Baghdad immediately after the invasion

c.) He was in Baghdad, but only in the US occupation fort, aka "Green Zone"

Those are the possibilities I can see. The most likely thing is that he was making it all up. Yeah, that sounds about right.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:43 PM
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4. I heard him this morning also.
Who knows if he was lying but I was hoping for someone to ask him when was he planning on going back.
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Emerson Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:47 PM
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5. It made me wonder
How many "we should support bush. I was in Iraq..." callers (and those who write on the net) ever served a day. So easy for an anonymous right winger to claim to have been in iraq and talk about how great it was.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:50 PM
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7. A lot of times the moderator will ask them what unit were they in
or what was his position. Sometimes they stumble and get busted.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:50 PM
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8. Always ask what Unit, what MOS, who was their commander, etc
The posers will quickly be identified if you ask them some simple questions about by in the Army or Marines.

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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:37 AM
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10. My cousin was in Iraq. It was not "O.K.".
Thankfully, he's now back in Germany and will be out of the military altogether in a year or so. He wasn't injured, but was under attack on a weekly basis. His fiancee (now wife) was on a recon mission that took a mortar round. She lost most of her hearing, but only for a few weeks...no permanent loss.

I have no doubt that there are a few soldiers in Iraq that either see little action or are such rabid "patriots" that they enjoy "defending America". All I've heard personally are negative reports.
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